Joey Logano Wins 2015 Daytona 500, Becomes 2nd Youngest Champ In Race History [VIDEO]

Christian Datoc Senior White House Correspondent
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In his final run at Daytona, Jeff Gordon led the field for 87 of the race’s 200 laps, but it was Joey Logano who sat atop the pack as the checkered flag waved on Sunday.

Logano became the second youngest champion in Daytona 500 history after taking the lead with nine laps to go, and a crash on the final lap allowed him to hold off Kevin Harvick and Dale Earnhardt Jr. and earn the first restrictor-plate victory of his career.

Fox Sports caught up with Logano after the race, and the 24 year old couldn’t contain his excitement: “I can’t believe it. It was absolutely amazing… The Daytona 500? Oh, my God. Are you kidding? I was so nervous the whole race.”


Logano’s victory gave Team Penske its second Daytona 500 win.

Next week, the field heads to Atlanta for the Folds of Honor Quicktrip 500.

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